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How many social networks are you on?

25 (17.1%)
31 (21.2%)
16 (11%)
6 (4.1%)
4 (2.7%)
More than five
9 (6.2%)
55 (37.7%)

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    Re: December monthly poll
    « Reply #30 on: December 17, 2007, 07:37:49 PM »
    It obviously depends on how one defines it - I voted one, with Facebook in mind.  I didn't even know YouTube was considered a social-networking site - I only have an account to keep a handful of favorite videos easily accessable.  Forums would add another two (regularly, that is) and if YouTube is considered social networking, I use Photobucket far more (though never for social networking).  By social networking, however, I consider it to be talking with people I know - I don't go to forums for the social aspect, rather, because I'm interested in the primary subject of the forum.


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    Re: December monthly poll
    « Reply #31 on: December 18, 2007, 01:03:22 AM »
    Two for me: MySpace and Melodramatic, only including ones where I'm active.  Can't say I'm a big MySpace fan, but I'm certainly not a basher.  Just because teenagers misuse the site, that doesn't mean it's lacking practicality.  It's a great way for me to stay in contact with my girlfriend during the week.  We're not phone people and we generally only talk on the phone at bedtime.  It's also nice for keeping in touch with people without having to inconvenience myself and deal with certain formalities.  I like that I can send a random message to someone to see how they're doing without having to look for their number (or get it from someone else), stop by their house, or show up at their job.  I wanted to thank my girlfriend's sister for buying dinner the other night, and all I had to do was send a quick message.  It helps me avoid the awkward small talk and I don't have to worry about waking her up or catching her when she's busy.  I also don't seem nearly as creepy as I might if I had just randomly called her.  So, the site is certainly useful for this sort of thing.

    As for whether or not forums count as social networking...I think it depends on how you use them.  On this forum, I don't socialize very much.  On another one I used to frequent, I was there mostly to keep in touch with certain people.  Although loose, I still think it counts.  That's why sites like YouTube, 4chan, and even Neopets can count as well.
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    Re: December monthly poll
    « Reply #32 on: December 19, 2007, 08:32:39 AM »
    all i'm a member of is facebook but i am a part of numerous forums if those count (7 come to mind right now but i know theres more)



      Re: December monthly poll
      « Reply #33 on: December 20, 2007, 08:18:06 PM »
      I have a never ending list. Don't use them all the time though.


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        Re: December monthly poll
        « Reply #34 on: December 21, 2007, 07:31:14 PM »
        I'm on a ton of forums but no social networks. Unless CBs count, then I'm CONSIDERING starting one. Can't afford cell phone, so that may be an option for about 10miles.
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          Re: December monthly poll
          « Reply #35 on: December 30, 2007, 05:43:05 PM »
          I think it's a wonderfully complex question; and ice breaker.

          I answered two, as I did not like the implication behind "One" as an answer. 

          Actually, I am just  bit of a recluse.  With encouragement from my brother, I made a myspace account; but never used it to date. Now, I always get these email friend request from people I never met.

          I have an Ilovephilosophy account that I visit once or twice a year.

          Stumble is great, I use it to find different computer tech sites, chess sites, Buddhist philosophy sites, and various world culture related sites.

          I would have answered zero; because I interpret "social sites" to refer to sites where I actually interact with acquaintances; and I've yet stick with any particular site long enough to make any .

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          Re: December monthly poll
          « Reply #36 on: December 30, 2007, 06:17:04 PM »
          Oh, social networks? I thought you meant networks, where you share files and stuff like that...

          Two forums (ComputerHope and SWI Forums), two e-mail (Yahoo! and Windows Live) and one Windows Live Spaces account.


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            Re: December monthly poll
            « Reply #37 on: January 02, 2008, 12:50:33 AM »
            I'd say forums count as a social networks because we still communicate with others. I voted 5+, starting with something simple as YouTube and going into detailed forums like computerhope.com; I'm a member of more than 5 but less than 10 otherwise it gets difficult to track them all and stay up-to-date.
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              Re: December monthly poll
              « Reply #38 on: January 02, 2008, 04:53:43 AM »
              Guess i fall in the majority here too...with forums being the leader. I belong to 7 if memory serve right...being a mod on 2 to help keep the peace, heh.
               Also Yahoo groups..business related, plus giblink...which i think would qualify even tho it is a business...it's set up on the social network ideal. Lots of interaction.
               Oh. also use the google blogger..but not often yet.


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              Re: December monthly poll
              « Reply #39 on: January 14, 2008, 11:07:47 PM »
              i have too many that i've lost count. don't even remember what those networks were for. i just liked joining them when i was younger! ;D
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                Re: December monthly poll
                « Reply #41 on: February 16, 2008, 11:41:57 PM »
                I'm going to go ahead and... unsticky this poll... its a bit past time